The YO DX HF Contest will take place at the end of this week, from Saturday 25th at 1200UTC, till Sunday 26th 1159UTC.
I intend to go for a weekend break outside the city, to the Danube village Chiscani, and hope to spend some time working in the contest with my FT-817, 5 Watts and a portable multiband dipole antenna on 20, 15 and 10m. Most I will try working CW, but during daytime I will go also for some SSB mode. My multiplier district will be BR.
Some extracts from the rules:
The contest will take place on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10m, SSB and/or CW.
There are a lot of category entries to choose from, unfortunately no QRP one, so I will go with my 5 Watts to LP catergory.
A. SO-AB-CW-LP B. SO-AB-CW-HP C. SO-AB-SSB-LP D. SO-AB-SSB-HP E. SO-AB-Mixed-LP
F. SO-AB-Mixed-HP G. SO-SB-Mixed (3,5; 7; 14; 21; 28 MHz, any power) H. MOST-AB-Mixed
I. YN (youngster and novice) operators under 16 years of age or with maximum 3 years since the first authorization.
Exchange: DX stations: RST+serial number, YO stations: RST+district.
You can check the districts list here. (Note: in the contest, Bucharest, B, will be BU)
Points for DX stations: QSO with YO 8 points; with DX 4 points; with own continent 2 points; with own DXCC 1 point.
Multipliers: DXCC+YO districts (only once/band, regardless of mode).
Logs to be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days after the contest.
Good luck in the contest and hope to give you the 8 points and multiplier 🙂